TQM - Teaching Qualitative Methods
Teaching Quialitative Methods

Cancelled: 3rd TQM Conference
May 11th-12th, 2007

NOT Cancelled: Training Sessions
May 13th-15th, 2007


Bibliography - A selection of recent texts across a variety of methodological approaches

Case Studies

Gerring, J. (May 2004) What is a case study and what is it good for? American Political Science Review. Vol. 98, No. 2. (341-354).

Scholz, R. W. and O. Tietje (2002). Embedded case study methods: integrating quantitative and qualitative knowledge. Thousand Oaks, Calif., Sage Publications.

Yin, R. K. (1994). Case study research: design and methods. Thousand Oaks, Sage Publications.

Ethnography/Grounded Theory

Fetterman, D. M. ed. (1993) Speaking the language of power: communication, collaboration, and advocacy (translating ethnography into action). Falmer Press: Washington, D.C.

Strauss, A. L. and J. M. Corbin (1998). Basics of qualitative research: techniques and procedures for developing grounded theory. Thousand Oaks, Sage Publications.


Patton, M. Q. (2002). Qualitative research and evaluation methods. Thousand Oaks, Calif., Sage Publications.

Field Work/Participant Observation

Adler, P. A. and P. Adler (1987). Membership roles in field research. Newbury Park, Calif. ; London, Sage.

DeWalt, K. M. and B. R. DeWalt (2002). Participant observation: a guide for fieldworkers. Walnut Creek, CA, AltaMira Press.

May, T. (2002). Qualitative research in action. London, Sage.

Rossman, G. B. and S. F. Rallis (2003). Learning in the field: an introduction to qualitative research. Thousand Oaks, Calif., Sage Publications.

Rubin, H. J. and I. S. Rubin. (1995) Qualitative Interviewing: The art of hearing data. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage Publications.

Mixed Methods

Creswell, J. W. (2002). Educational research: planning, conducting, and evaluating quantitative and qualitative research. Upper Saddle River, N.J., Merrill.

Creswell, J. W. (2003). Research design : qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods approaches. Thousand Oaks, Calif., Sage Publications.

Knight, P. T. (2002). Small-scale research : pragmatic inquiry in social science and the caring professions. London ; Thousand Oaks, CA, Sage.

Tashakkori, A. and C. Teddlie (2003). Handbook of mixed methods in social & behavioral research. Thousand Oaks, Calif., SAGE Publications.

Organizational Studies

Van Maanen, J. (1998). Qualitative studies of organizations. Thousand Oaks, Sage Publications.

Survey/Review Texts

Becker, H. S. (1986) Writing for Social Scientists: How to Start and Finish Your Thesis, Book, or Article. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.

Becker, H.S. (1998) Tricks of the Trade: How to think about your research while you’re doing it. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Berg, B. L. (1998). Qualitative research methods for the social sciences. Boston, Allyn and Bacon.

Denzin, N. K. and Y. S. Lincoln (2003). Strategies of qualitative inquiry. Thousand Oaks, Calif., Sage.

Denzin, N. K. and Y. S. Lincoln (2003). The landscape of qualitative research: theories and issues. Thousand Oaks, Calif., Sage.

Denzin, N. K. and Y. S. Lincoln (2003). Collecting and interpreting qualitative materials. Thousand Oaks, Calif., Sage.

Freebody, P. (2003). Qualitative research in education: interaction and practice. London, Sage.

King, G., R. O. Keohane, and S. Verba. (1994) Designing Social Inquiry: Scientific Inference in Qualitative Research. Princeton: Princeton University Press.

Lofland, J. and L. Lofland. (1995) Analyzing social settings. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.

Mahoney, J. and D. Rueschemeyer, eds. (2003) Comparative Historical Analysis in the Social Sciences. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.

Marshall, C. and G. B. Rossman (1999) Designing qualitative research. Thousand Oaks, Calif., Sage Publications.

Morse, J. M. and L. Richards (2002). Read me first for a user's guide to qualitative methods. Thousand Oaks, Calif., Sage.

Morse, J. M., J. M. Swanson, et al. (2000). The nature of qualitative evidence. Thousand Oaks, Calif., Sage Publications.

Neuman, W. L. (2003) The Meanings of Methodology: Social Research Methods. 5th ed. Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon.

Ritchie, J. and J. Lewis (2003). Qualitative research practice : a guide for social science students and researchers. London ; Thousand Oaks, CA, Sage.

Various (1986-Present). (Blue) Qualitative Methods Series - any number of useful topics. Beverly Hills, Sage Publications.


Adcock, R. (2003) What Might It Mean to Be an ‘Interpretivist’? Qualitative Methods. 1(2): 16-18.

Kirk, J. and M. L. Miller (1989) Reliability and Validity in Qualitative Research. London, Sage.

Lin, A. C. (1998) Bridging positivist and interpretivist approaches to qualitative methods. Policy Studies Journal. Vol. 26, No. 1. (162-180).

Helpful Reading Lists

University of Colorado-Boulder, Sociology Qualitative Reading List

Guides to Social Science and Qualitative Research

Bobbi’s Place: bibliography